Markus Beck


  • Since October 2009: Research Assistant at the Department of Cognitive
    Systems, University of Tübingen (DBU research fellowship)
  • February 2009 - September 2009: Assistant at the Department of Computer
    Architecture and the Center for Applied Geoscience, University of Tübingen
  • October 2002 - December 2008: Studies of Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
    at the University of Tübingen
  • September 1993 - Juni 2002: Gymnasium Berchtesgaden


Research Interests

  • Optimization & Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Geoscience
  • Renewable Energy
  • Engineering
  • Shallow geothermal energy and geothermal heating


Current Projects



[1] Markus Beck, Peter Bayer, Michael de Paly, Jozsef Hecht-Mendez, and Andreas Zell. Geometric arrangement and operation mode adjustment in low enthalpy geothermal borehole fields for heating. Energy, 49:434-443, 2013. [ details ]
[2] Jozsef Hecht-Mendez, Michael de Paly, Markus Beck, and Peter Bayer. Optimization of energy extraction for vertical closed-loop geothermal systems considering groundwater flow. Energy Conversion and Management, 66:1-10, 2013. [ details ]
[3] Markus Beck, Michael de Paly, Jozsef Hecht-Mendez, Peter Bayer, and Andreas Zell. Evaluation of the Performance of Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Heating Plants. In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2012, pages 1047-1054, Philadelphia, USA, July 2012. [ details ]
[4] Michael de Paly, Jozsef Hecht-Mendez, Markus Beck, Philipp Blum, Andreas Zell, and Peter Bayer. Optimization of energy extraction for closed shallow geothermal systems using linear programming. Geothermics, 43:57-65, 2012. [ DOI | details ]
[5] Markus Beck, Jozsef Hecht-Mendez, Michael de Paly, Peter Bayer, Philipp Blum, and Andreas Zell. Optimization of the energy extraction of a shallow geothermal system. In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pages 3622-3628, Barcelona, Spain, July 2010. [ DOI | details ]

Posters and selected talks

Strategic optimization of large-scale vertical closed-loop shallow geothermal systems
J. Hecht-Méndez, M. de Paly, M. Beck, P. Blum and P. Bayer
Talk given at 'EGU General Assembly 2012' , April 24, 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Mathematische Optimierung von geothermischen Sondenfeldern - Was können wir gewinnen?
P. Bayer, M. Beck, M. de Paly, P. Blum and J. Hecht-Méndez
Poster presented at 'FH-DGG Tagung (Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften)' , May 16 - 20, 2012 - Dresden, Germany



Address, Phone, Fax, Email

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik
Lehrstuhl Kognitive Systeme
Sand 1
D - 72076 Tübingen

Tel: (+49/0) 7071 / 29 78979
Fax: (+49/0) 7071 / 29 5091
Email: m.beck at